AGG1 Returns to Nashville

This Year’s Show Takes Place March 25-27, at the Nashville Music City Center in Tennessee. By Mark S. Kuhar It’s time once again for the aggregates industry’s premier event. Registration is now open for AGG1 Academy & Expo, co-located with the World of Asphalt Show & Conference, running March 25-27, 2024, at the Nashville Music City Center in Tennessee. With…

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AEM Establishes Alternative Power Technical Committee

There’s no overstating the importance of Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and its members staying up to date on the current regulatory, compliance and standards environment in the off-road equipment industry. This helps companies maintain market access, build safer machines and meet the ever-changing demands of their customers. It’s why AEM established its Alternative Power Technical Committee (APTC), which serves…

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Five Reasons Jobsites and Plants are Going Electric

By Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) staff  Electrification of construction machinery is hardly a new concept. For years, electric equipment has been commonly seen in a variety of applications, from demolition and mining to aerial lift and industrial work. Now, however, electric equipment is becoming increasingly prevalent on and around jobsites and in processing plants. Its potential is evident. Its…

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Trimble to Highlight Emerging Technology on the National Mall

Trimble will highlight its emerging technology and connected construction solutions May 14-16, 2023, at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) “Celebration of Construction” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Trimble is one of 24 participating AEM member companies that will showcase its innovations at the three-day event. Trimble solutions are helping connect and modernize all aspects of the design,…

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AEM Offers Portable Rock Crusher Safety Manual

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced a pair of new safety manual titles, offering its members and the customers they serve more user-friendly and easily accessible content on safe practices to use when operating and maintaining machinery. The new Portable Rock Crusher and Slipform Paver manuals provide up-to-date and industry-consensus resources that encourage safe equipment operation. “AEM safety manuals couldn’t…

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Komatsu’s Chattanooga Plant Begins Production of Articulated Trucks

To support growing demand, Komatsu has begun producing the company’s HM400-5 articulated haul trucks at its factory in Chattanooga, Tenn. While the trucks were produced in Chattanooga in the mid-2000s, in 2009 production shifted to the company’s plant in Ibaraki, Japan, where it has remained until now. Used primarily in construction, quarry and mining applications, the 473-HP HM400-5 is designed…

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The Labor Shortage

Examining The What, Why And How Behind An Ever-Growing Problem. By the Association of Equipment Manufacturers “It feels like a perfect storm… A hurricane and a tornado, all rolled up into one.” Dr. Rachel Sederberg didn’t mince words when describing the seriousness of the labor shortage in the United States. It’s long been a problem, and now it’s getting (much)…

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The End of the Beginning

The year 2021 was truly a momentous one. The passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was a long-time coming, but it means we are going to see long-overdue improvements to the nation’s roads and bridges, and that is going to require a lot of aggregate. As we enter 2022, producers do so with high anticipation. However, the…

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Outgoing AEM Board Chair Looks Ahead

Dec, 17, 2020 – Outgoing Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Board Chair Jeff Reed, president and CEO of Reed International/VSS Macropaver, addressed some of the critical issues AEM members will face this coming year. “The issue of COVID-19 isn’t behind us, and that will continue to be the case in 2021 and beyond,” he stated. “We’ve learned to be efficient while…

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Association Execs Publish Op-Ed

Political news site The Hill published an op-ed by Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Audrey Copeland, Ph.D., P.E., president and CEO of the National Asphalt Pavement Association and Michael W. Johnson, president and CEO of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association.

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